University Writing Center Welcomes New and Old Students

By on July 3, 2014
Alex Tutoring

The University Writing Center is gearing up for the new semester and welcomes all new and old students to seek help with any of their writing needs. Located on the ground floor of Sterne Library at 175, it is in a prime location for anyone working on their paper.

“I want students to know that the UWC is not just for struggling writers. All good writers get feedback, and the UWC can provide just that! We work with everyone from first-year undergraduates in Freshman English to Ph.D. students working on dissertations. We work with any student on any kind of writing and at any stage of the writing process,” says Jaclyn Wells, Director of the Writing Center.

The center offers 30-minute one-on-one tutoring sessions, and students are limited to two sessions per week, or one 60-minute session. Sessions begin with “Higher Order Concerns,” which includes your thesis, structure, ideas, etc. Once the major concerns have been addressed you will then move on to “Lower Order Concerns,” which includes grammar correction, sentence structure, etc. While this is how sessions usually go, you can choose with what you receive help. The main goal of these sessions is for you to enhance your editing skills.

Online tutoring is available as well for online or long distance students. An email service, Ask-A-Tutor, is available for questions, and a tutor will get back to you within 48 hours. The email service is only for short questions though, and entire documents cannot be reviewed through this service. Walk-ins are welcome as well, but it is recommended that you have an appointment so that a tutor is guaranteed to be there to help you.

The center also offers workshops that cover topics such as analyzing visual texts, integrating sources and strategies for editing. There are also monthly workshops for those working on dissertations.

To make appointments go to http://www.uab.edu/writingcenter. When logging in for the first time you will have to answer a few basic questions regarding your major, class, etc. From then on you’ll be able to make and cancel appointments at your leisure. Writing Center hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m. but are subject to change.

For more information, and all the latest updates on the Writing Center go to the UWC’s website: http://www.uab.edu/writingcenter,  and the Ask-A-Tutor service email is askatutor@uab.edu.

You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UABWritingCenter and Twitter at https://twitter.com/UABWritingCntr

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